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506 West Edgewood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

(281) 482-3341
(281) 996-2542
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November 05, 2013
We moved from Ohio with our 3rd grader, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well my son did with the transition. Part of that is because he has wonderful teachers. Part is because the kids were kind and open to accepting him. I've never seen him get excited about doing a math competition. His only complaint is that recess is only 20 mins, and lunch is 30. I have to agree - kids need to get that energy out in order to be ready to learn! Regardless, I'm very happy with Westwood, and looking forward to Bales. :)

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
Not only have we been extremely satisfied with the academics in the last 4 years, but with the extracurricular activities as well. They have a knitting club, choir, and running club among other activities all run by caring teachers and volunteers. The principals know the children by name. The 'character' education is unbelievable and top-notch.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
The overall quality of the school is great. However there is too much time spent to TAKS preparation and the children miss out on the some of the basic academics.I am sending our last child to private school to avoid all the hype over the TAKS test. There is too much pressure placed on the children to pass this test. If the basic fundamentals were being taught then there would be not pressure. PTO meeting are held at a time when working parents are not able to attend and therefor not encourage to participat in decisions regarding activities. The working parent is not encouraged and/asked to participate in the school functions. Having had a consistant principle over that last 2 years has made the biggest difference in the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2005
Wonderful School with hands on approach that children love. Lots of activities including music, art and PE and extrordinary parent involvement. Very satisfied!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
Academics, parent involvement and teacher communication is outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I believe the academics are adequate. However, I feel the school is way too concentrated on the TAKS test and allows other subjects to become second or third hand as a result. Extracurricular activities that could be as educational or more educational than the basic subjects are far too under valued as demonstrated by the fact that parent volunteers are needed to conduct some of the classes if the classes are to be offered at all. The physical conditioning of the children is almost ignored. Parents do get involved but that involvement is not 'nurtured' as well as it should be due to some of the constaints of the PTO. I believe Westwood is a good school. I believe the new Principle is doing more to get parents to feel at ease with the school, yet, I still believe the success of the school is due to socioeconomic factors not curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
Excellent school with a focus on character building as well as academic achievement. Relies HEAVILY on parent volunteers for things such as reading group, folder preparation, and science lab (which I do not think should be volunteer), however, which is not scare in our affluent community. However, working parents are not catered to with PTO meetings at 0900 on a workday. Music, Art and PE are provided on a rotational weekly basis. Overall, I would highly recommend this school or any in FISD. R. Enochs

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2004
It is a well kept school. Most of the teachers there are loving and caring to the female students. However, I have experienced some negative attitudes towards male students, even if they are good kids. You have to allow boys to be boys. For that reason,I have opted to send my son to a private school. I feel that teachers are not able to truly teach as the administration has placed a great priorty if they children can pass the TAKS test.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
It's organized, they care about the safety of the students, the feedback has always been immediate, the overall staff is friendly.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
Excellent school with great parent involvement!

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Westwood Elementary School
506 West Edgewood Drive, Friendswood, TX  77546
(281) 482-3341
Last modified Westwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westwood Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top